Actor Pran’s Death Anniversary

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Pran Sahab in Sanam Bewafa (1990)
Pran Sahab in Sanam Bewafa (1990)

Padma Bhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Award-winner Actor Pran Sahab expired on this day in 2013. If he hadn’t, he would have been 98 today. He was born Pran Kishan Sikand in 1920. Unlucky me! I had tried to get in touch with him for an interview at the beginning of my career. But, he had already fallen ill and was not comfortable giving the interview right then. I had no other alternative than to give up the chance of meeting such a stalwart.

Bollywood and Pran: Here are some of my favorite Bollywood songs picturized on Pran Sahab:

Hum bolega toh bologe ke bolta hai… Kasauti (1974)

Woh ik nigah kya mili… Half Ticket (1962)

Yaari hai iman mera… Zanjeer (1973)

Kasme vade pyar wafa… Upkaar (1967)

Do bechare bina sahare… Victoria No. 203 (1972)

Uparwale Malik arey tumko hai salam… Raja Aur Rana (1984)

Aake seedhi lagi… Half Ticket (1962)

Bachche mein hai Bhagwan… Nanha Farishta (1969)

Raaz ki baat keh doon toh… Dharma (1973)

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